Whitebluff Generating Plant

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Whitebluff Generating Plant has 23 groundwater monitoring wells, 16 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 20, 2015 and August 29, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, cobalt, boron, beryllium, sulfate, molybdenum, mercury, chromium and radium.

Site description

Entergy Corporation’s White Bluff Generating Plant is in northern Jefferson County AR, along the Western bank of the Arkansas River. The White Bluff Power Plant opened in 1980 and operates two coal-fired units capable of producing 1,638-MW, making it Arkansas’s largest coal-fired power plant. Entergy announced in 2021 that it will stop burning coal or effectively shut down the White Bluff power plant by the end of 2028. The White Bluff Power Plant Landfill is located just southwest of the main operating facility and is regulated under the CCR rule. The White Bluff and Independence Power Plants of Arkansas are the two largest coal-fired plants in the nation that still lack modern emission reducing scrubbers.

You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on the White Bluff Power Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. beryllium boron chromium cobalt lithium mercury molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium cadmium fluoride lead selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:19:58 AM EDT